White shark Carcharodon carcharias
In Australia, white sharks are found in southern waters from central Queensland to North West Cape, Western Australia. They grow to six metres and 3000 kilograms, live for up to 60 years, are late to mature, have a long gestation period (up to 18 months) and give birth to few young. White sharks are warm-bodied, a feature that helps them catch fast-moving prey in cold waters. The species is listed as threatened in Australia due to concerns about its numbers. In many coastal regions, white sharks are exposed to threats including shark netting and fishing, and in turn may be a potential hazard for beach users. Information about their movements and behaviour is important for managing these interactions and assessing their populations.